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Premasish Dan
Real User
Enterprise Data Architect at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Mar 28 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to copy very large amounts of data and quickly have it uploaded to Azure. It is secure and there is no question about the loss of data. It is very easy to plug in and to get the process started.

How has it helped my organization?

The Azure Data Box saves us a great deal of time when migrating data to Azure. Not only does it save time but you have to think of the cost savings, in terms of time, as well.

What needs improvement?

I am not confident in this device's ability to perform a network backup in our data center.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is a pay-as-you-go solution, where you pay for the amount of storage space that you are using.

What other advice do I have?

Azure Data Box is something I would recommend for anyone who needs to migrate a large amount of data, for example from a data warehouse to the cloud. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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What is Microsoft Azure Data Box?

The Azure Data Box service lets you transfer terabytes of data into Azure in a quick, inexpensive, and reliable manner. Microsoft accelerates the secure data transfer by shipping you disks and handling the end-to-end logistics.

Transfer large amounts of data to Azure in 4 easy steps – order, receive, copy data to disks, and return disks to Azure. After the disks are received, data is ingested into Azure and disks are securely wiped.

Also known as
Azure Data Box